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captious - faultfinding; too critical
imposture - assuming a false identity; masquerade; CF. impostor
reverend - deserving reverence; N: priest
graduated - arranged by degrees (of height, difficulty, etc.)
surly - bad-tempered; rude; cross
infest - inhabit in numbers large enough to be harmful; Ex. Mice infested the house; Ex. shark-infested waters
bogus - counterfeit; not authentic; intentionally false; Ex. bogus interview
indices - signs; indications; Ex. indices of a student's potential; CF. index: something that reveals or indicates; sign; Ex. cost-of-living index
elastic - able to spring back into shape; quick to recover (as from disappointment); able to adapt to change; Ex. elastic plans; N: elastic material
goad - urge on; drive with a goad; cause (someone) to do something by continued annoyance; Ex. They goaded him into doing it by saying he was a coward; N: sharp-pointed stick for driving cattle; stimulus; CF. annoy continually